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3 days ago

Senior Communications Officer, US Program

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Washington, DC

The foundation's U.S. Program works with a range of partners toward greater opportunity for all Americans largely through the attainment of… The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


4 days ago

Senior Program Officer, USP, Policy and Advocacy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Washington, DC

The foundation's U.S. Program works with a range of partners toward greater opportunity for all Americans largely through the attainment of… The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann
Susan Desmond-Hellmann
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  • Great in a lot of way, not so great in some important ways

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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    Pros

    -Opportunity to work for an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of others
    -Environment where everyone feels passion for the mission
    -Continual learning opportunities
    -Amazingly talented and motivated colleagues
    -Participating in conversations with great thinkers and subject-matter experts
    -Very good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    -Culture of perfectionism
    -Inconsistent experience across the foundation in terms of job satisfaction (brilliant minds do not always translate into great managers)
    -Lots of fire-drills and seemingly unnecessary churn
    -Tools and systems are not as sophisticated as needed to support programs/operations
    -Continual change and tendency towards complexity
    -Extremely challenging to find work/life balance
    -Llimited opportunities for career progression

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